The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1.025 BILLION after nobody matched all 5 balls plus the Mega Millions ball in Tuesday night’s $830 million drawing.
Two second-prize tickets, each worth $1 million, were sold in New Jersey, though where the tickets were sold won’t be announced until later today. In total, nine $1 million tickets were sold nationally, including one in New York.
Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will likely be the third-largest lottery jackpot in history, trailing the $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016, and $1.537 billion Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23, 2018.
Friday’s drawing will be the 30th one since the last time someone won the jackpot.